message if the import was successful: $ gpg2 --edit-key FA829B53 [...] Secret key is available. $ gpg2 --decrypt accounts.org.gpg gpg: encrypted with RSA key, ID E295ECEC7CC8AAC6 gpg: decryption failed: No secret key How was the Emacs on the other machine (using same configuration, same version of Emacs (25.1) and same OS (Fedora 24 x86_64, same version of gpg and gpg2 packages)) read from it and write to it. This means you are not stuck with QtPass, you can use the same password store with many clients.. We cannot get past this error: gpg: decryption failed: No secret key. QtPass is part of the pass ecosystem. Issue After using the su command to switch users, gpg doesn't allow entering a passphrase -- whether encrypting, decrypting, or generating a new key with gpg --gen-key . We created the personal key so we could certify but we did not publicize any keys. We are not having success with decrypting the files. I try to use GPG to sign files but something confuses me: If I enter in the terminal (the file I want to sign is called "checksums") it says: $ gpg -s checksums You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for user: "[my name] <[my email prefix]@gmail.com>" 4096-bit RSA key, ID C457C71D, created 2015-01-16 $ gpg --export-secret-keys > keyfile $ gpg2 --import keyfile After importing, you may need to update the trust on your key. Password management should be simple and follow Unix philosophy. You should see a Secret key is available. If I'm not able to import that (because it doesn't show up when I run gpg --list-secret-keys) then I would hope that it can either read the string from the file or I should be able to enter the secret key somewhere so it knows what the text is. I don't mind setting a passphrase from now on but I don't know how: GPG: Bad session key gpg between gpg on linux and gpg gui on windows XP: konqi: Linux - Software: 1: 07-21-2009 10:37 AM: GPG secret key problem: nutthick: Linux - Software: 1: 07-29-2006 02:09 PM: public.gpg.key: import read failed error: ynbfung: Linux - Software: 2: 05-02-2006 02:46 PM: GPG Data, Secret Key but no Public Key? No translations currently exist. decryption failed no secret key kleopatra Hi all, I keep getting this message when I try and decrypt a message. One key is a public but the other key is a private.You can encrypt only with a public key but only can decrypt with private key. $ gpg -d foo.asc (X dialog that prompts me for passphrase, I just press enter) gpg: public key decryption failed: No passphrase given gpg: decryption failed: No secret key I would like to be able to use my keys again. I have no idea what the secret key is as it was automatically generated in Openvas8 during installation. 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